Don Rhymer

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Don Rhymer
Born(1961-02-23)February 23, 1961
DiedNovember 28, 2012(2012-11-28) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of deathHead and neck cancer
OccupationWriter, producer
Years active1989–2012

Don Rhymer (February 23, 1961 – November 28, 2012) was an American screenwriter and film producer. He graduated from James Madison University in 1982. He wrote movies like Big Momma's House, The Santa Clause 2, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, The Honeymooners, Deck the Halls, and the computer animated mockumentary Surf's Up.


Rhymer also enjoyed a successful TV career, and wrote and produced episodes of The Hogan Family, Coach, Bagdad Café, Evening Shade, Hearts Afire, Caroline in the City, Chicago Sons, and Fired Up and Fish Police.

In addition, he wrote the telefilms Banner Times, Past the Bleachers, and Under Wraps.

He co-wrote the film Rio for Blue Sky Studios and wrote the script for the sequel, released in April 2014.[1]


Year Name Writer Producer Note
1989 McGee and Me! Yes No 1 episode as writer
1989 Coach Yes No 2 episodes as writer
1990 Bagdad Café Yes No
1991-93 Evening Shade Yes No 8 episodes
1992 Fish Police Yes Yes Co-producer (6 episodes)
1993 Banner Times Yes No Television film
1993-94 Hearts Afire Yes Yes Co-executive producer and writer (4 episodes)
1995 Past the Bleacher Yes Yes Television film
1996 Carpool Yes No
1997 Chicago Sons Yes No
1997 Under Wraps Yes Yes Television film, executive producer
1997 Fired Up Yes No 1 episode as writer
1998 Caroline in the City Yes No 1 episode as writer
2000 Big Momma's House Yes No
2002 The Santa Claus 2 Yes No
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Yes No
2005 The Honeymooners Yes No
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Yes No
2006 Deck The Halls Yes No
2007 Surf's Up Yes No
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son Yes No
2011 Rio Yes No
2014 Rio 2 Yes No Posthumous release
2017 Ferdinand Yes No Posthumous release


Rhymer died due to head and neck cancer on November 28, 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "Sergio Mendes says a 'Rio' sequel 'looks like it's going to happen'". Inside Movies. January 25, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Screenwriter Don Rhymer dies at 51". Variety. December 3, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013.

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